How to Increase Your Chances of Being Chose in a Business-Card Draw

Jeevan Sivasubramaniam Posted by Jeevan Sivasubramaniam, Managing Director, Editorial, Berrett-Koehler Publishers Inc.



How to Increase Your Chances of Being Chose in a Business-Card Draw

You often see those huge bowls at various stores and cafes into which people throw their business cards to be selected for a random drawing to win a free meal or something else.

Before you throw your business card in there, fold it in half to form a v-shape and then drop it in. Regardless of how it lands, your chances of being selected have increased exponentially. This is because a folded card takes up more space while also creating a shape that makes it difficult for other cards to fall on top of it--thereby ensuring it's soften nearer to the top of the jar even after a good shake.